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(RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA; September 12, 2018)—Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, announces the appointment of a new executive team member as the resort heads toward its 10-year anniversary in 2019.

Rodrigo Ibanez has been named Director of Operations for the 102-acre oceanfront resort. In his role at Terranea Resort, Ibanez will oversee the Front Office, Guest Services, Housekeeping, Laundry, Loss Prevention, Golf, Spa, and Retail teams. Ibanez was part of Terranea’s pre-opening team in 2009, and went on to oversee the Front Office team before eventually taking on the Director of Rooms position. Ibanez returns to the iconic Southern California destination after most recently leading the Rooms division at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas from April 2016-August 2018. He has over 10 years in Rooms Division leadership roles throughout different brands and companies, including the Omni Los Angeles, the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ, and the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Ibanez received a degree in Hotel Management and Hospitality from the International Buenos Aires Hotel and Restaurant School.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rodrigo Ibanez as the new Director of Operations here at Terranea,” says Terri A. Haack, president of Terranea Resort. “He was an integral part of the resort from its beginnings, successfully helping to open the resort in the Housekeeping department, and we are thrilled to welcome him back.”

About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views on the Los Angeles coast. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009, and offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and nine dining venues including signature, farm-to-table fine dining restaurant mar'sel; catalina kitchen, serving a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California in a comfortably chic environment; Nelson's, a cliffside spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea takes pride in its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Experience Concierge members at the newly created Experience Center help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Four-Star property, is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort also received the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact: Wagstaff Worldwide

Terranea@wagstaffworldwide.com / 323.871.1151

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels is a collection of more than 40 upscale and luxury independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America. Each property is intentionally diverse and true to its location, transcending status quo in fresh, authentic and unforgettable ways. Serving as both the explorer and the guide, Destination ensures a sense of genuine belonging and the chance to encounter life-enhancing discoveries. The award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 112 exceptional food and beverage options including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Destination Hotels captures the unique essence of each location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Instagram: @destinationhotels and Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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